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'Rhythm City' filming halted after Dumi Masilela's death

Masilela, who is known for his role as Sifiso Ngema, was shot in a suspected hijacking in Tembisa on Wednesday night.

Actor Dumi Masilela. Picture: Instagram.

JOHANNESBURG - Filming on the set of eTV’s soapie Rhythm City has been suspended on Thursday following the news of cast member Dumi Masilela's murder.

Masilela, who is known for his role as Sifiso Ngema, was shot in a suspected hijacking in Tembisa on Wednesday night.

He died in hospital on Thursday morning.

The mood is sombre at the soapie’s studios, with production being halted for Thursday.

Most of the staff members have been sent home after they arrived to the news of Dumi Masilela’s death.

Producer Yula Quinn says that those working on the production have been hit hard by the news.

Masilela was travelling with his friend when they were attacked in Tembisa. The friend was unharmed.

No arrests have been made.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)